Daily Notes

Media Gluttony - March 2024

March has been slightly lighter for movies, but some good TV series have arrived. Here's a roundup of my media diet in March 2024
Matt 2 min read
Media Gluttony - March 2024

In March, movie watching slowed down a little bit. Mainly due to a week away on a business trip and some good TV taking up some screen time.

However, we got back into our cinema routine and saw some great (and not so great) movies.

Here's a roundup of my media diet in March 2024:

  • Perfect Days | ⭑⭑⭑⭑½
    A beautiful study of taking joy from every day. Lots of tiny details that made my heart soar, coupled with excellent acting and a lovely soundtrack.
  • Past Lives | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    An unusual 'romance' split over 24 years, beautifully scripted and acted.
  • American Star | ⭑⭑⭑½
    I didn't expect to enjoy this so much. An aged assassin played by Ian McShane, ends up on Fuerteventura for one more job. Everything is not as expected.
  • Dune | ⭑⭑⭑⭑½
    Rewatched this before seeing the sequel. Still a masterpiece, easy on the eye, well-acted and with great SFX. Chalamet is superb and the soundtrack is masterful.
  • Dune II | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Continuing where Dune left off, the story continues to be epic and the design and effects in part two are as good. A star off for some weird storyline breaks that jarred me, but still a great watch.
  • Wicked Little Letters | ⭑⭑⭑
    This didn't live up to the expectations I had from the trailer. It is quite well written, and the story line is funny. I struggled with some of the casual racism and sexism in the script. Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley are great fun though.
  • Femme | ⭑⭑⭑½
    Excellent independent film telling the story of a drag queen involved in an intense revenge plot. Excellently acted, super taut thriller.
  • Constellation (TV) | ⭑⭑⭑½
    Epic space/science fiction tale involving quantum physics and more than an element of the supernatural. A bit confusing in places, but well-made and starring Noomi Rapace as .
  • The Gentleman (TV) | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Very funny, glamorous romp from Guy Ritchie. Aristocratic (and hilarious) family find themselves embroiled in organised crime. Vinny Jones is superb as a taciturn gamekeeper. Great storylines throughout.
  • Gray (TV) | ⭑⭑⭑
    Old spy returns from hibernation to root out a mole in a top-secret division of the CIA. Patricia Clarkson is terrifyingly sinister throughout this.
  • Masters of the Air (TV) | ⭑⭑⭑
    World War 2 drama in the air, starring the impossibly handsome Austin Butler. Nicely acted, and well-made companion to Band of Brothers.

Seven movies and four box-sets watched in March. Previous installments: January | February

More from Matt Rutherford 👓
Still more Stuff #6
Daily Notes

Still more Stuff #6

Not everything makes it into my weekly newsletter, here's a roundup of the interesting bookmarks that didn't quite fit this week.
Matt 3 min read

The Stuff that MattR's

Weekly writing on self-development and joy, with a sideline in curiosity and music.

Great! You’ve successfully signed up.

Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.

You've successfully subscribed to Matt Rutherford 👓.

Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.

Success! Your billing info has been updated.

Your billing was not updated.